Shock Wave Therapy device is a new, fast and effective non-surgical method in reducing or eliminating chronic (long-term) pain. This device works in reversal of chronic pain/inflammation, stimulation of collagen production, dissolution of calcified fibers, breaking down scar tissues and release of trigger points.
This treatment is beneficial to all suffering from chronic pain, but shockwave therapy has proven to be beneficial for patients with following conditions.
Tendon injuries such as Achilles tendinopathy, gluteal (trochanteric bursitis) and patellar tendinopathy
Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
Injuries that have not responded to other treatments
Shockwave therapy uses a machine which fires an acoustic ‘pulse’ into damaged tissue through a special handpiece with the aim of reducing pain and stimulating a healing response.
Shockwave therapy provides fast pain relief, accelerates healing, and restores mobility. Being a non-surgical therapy, patients can often avoid painkillers or steroid injections for their injury—which can reduce recovery time. Shockwave therapy is ideal for speeding up the recovery of acute or chronic pain.
Shockwave therapy works best when combined with other treatment modalities, such as strengthening exercises and soft tissue massage.
Do I need doctor’s referral for this treatment?
When you visit our clinic for treatment, you will first be assessed for your current symptoms, strengths and weaknesses. Based on this assessment, the physiotherapist will decide whether you will benefit from shockwave treatment or not and then it will be included in your treatment protocol. Shockwave therapy is considered as a part of physiotherapy treatment and thus the treatment will be covered/claimed as per your private health insurance.